Acronyms used in the website

SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

CWSA - Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo

CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

Resource name: /The Ashram/Departments/About Departments.htm
DEPARTMENTS OF THE ASHRAM The Ashram consists of over 80 departments which include farms, gardens, healthcare, guesthouses and engineering units among many others. Most of these departments have emerged spontaneously, sometimes because of a need for a product or service that wasn't available, often because the Mother encouraged a sadhak to pursue his art. Under Her personal guidance and care, these small units soon grew up into well-established departments. While externally they help sustain the Ashram, the real purpose of these units is to serve as a field for sadhana, the spiritual discipline. Work in the Ashram is to be done unselfishly, in the spirit of ser
Resource name: /The Ashram/Departments/Auroboutique.htm
Resource name: /The Ashram/Departments/Sabda and Publication.htm
Resource name: /The Ashram/Departments/Embroidery Section.htm
Resource name: /The Ashram/Departments/Theatre And Dance And Music Halls.htm
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Resource name: /The Ashram/Departments/Bureau Central.htm
Visitor's Information Centre This is the Ashram information centre for visitors. It provides visitors with the following services: It hosts a permanent exhibition introducing the life and yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother through their own writings. It also offers a glimpse into the Ashram and its activities. It conducts video programmes everyday in the morning (except Sundays) and in the afternoon on Tuesdays and Fridays to help visitors understand Sri Aurobindo, the Mother, their work and the Ashram. It has a large map of Pondicherry with relevant places marked on it. It guides visitors in finding accommodation in the Ashram guest houses. It provid
Resource name: /The Ashram/Departments/Cottage Industries.htm
Cottage Industries     Cottage Industries   Cottage Industries was started in 1949 to provide the Sri Aurobindo Ashram with incense sticks and mats, the surplus being distributed amongst devotees. In time, a great demand for incense arose from devotees abroad and our first export was made in 1973..       Our Showroom   Cottage Industries started a retail outlet in 1993. The showroom at Rangapillai Street i
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Resource name: /The Ashram/Departments/Library.htm
SRI AUROBINDO LIBRARY    The Ashram Library started in 1954. The Mother then gave it the message: "A library must be an intellectual sanctuary. There one should look for light and progress." Set in a large, French colonial building with its big halls, its quiet corners, and its own little garden in front, and with 80,000 books in 25 different languages and hundreds of periodicals, the library is very much an intellectual sanctuary. The library also has a large collection of Indian and Western classical records and tapes. Indian classical music is played at the Library every Wednesday starting at 8.30 pm and West
Resource name: /The Ashram/Departments/The Ayurvedic Section.htm
Resource name: /The Ashram/Departments/electric_and_water_service.htm
ELECTRIC AND WATER SERVICE  The Ashram was formed in 1926 without any announcement without any proclamation. But it emerged slowly from some unknown depth according to necessity. These necessities formed some centers of activities oriented around some ideal and aim of service, the service to the Divine Mother called the Mother’s work and the service to the community. As the community was growing the number of service centers increased and also each centre expanded.     Thus the first service centre was the Dining Room and Kitchen. It appeared or emerged in the year 1923 when the Mothe